This is for the superior version of this tea.
The tea appears to be a lot of little twigs and stems and long spirals of rolled tea leaves. It smells very roasty, almost burnt.
Hibiki-an recommends double the amount of usual tea you use, boiling water for 15 seconds.
It brews up a light brown colour. It tastes super roasty. Definitely both buckwheat and roasted nut flavours. There is a lot of popcorn scent and flavour. It is very smooth. There is a slight sweetness. The liquor has a moderately creamy taste and texture.
I am super impressed with this one. I bought it on a whim in order to hit the free shipping threshold
They recommend at least 3 infusions but I only have time for one is afternoon at work
Edit: This tea got quite bitter once it cooled. It also developed quite an earthy flavour that reminded me a bit of pu-erh. I don’t know if this would make the best work tea as I often don’t get to my tea when it is hot.